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March 5, 2021

2021 North High School Principal Search

Dear Students and Parents,

Please take a moment to complete this questionnaire and provide feedback on what you value most about the culture and traditions of the North High School Community and the attributes you feel are necessary for the next principal to be successful in guiding your community forward.

Thank you for your time!

Weekly Calendar

Monday, March 8

  • Odd Periods: Group A In-Person/Group B Remote/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • No Extended Learning Periods
  • School Board Meeting @ 7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 9

  • Even Periods: Group A In-Person/Group B Remote/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • Extended Learning Sessions - 3rd Period (1:10), 7th Period (1:50)

Wednesday, March 10

  • Odd Periods: Group A Remote/Group B In-Person/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • Extended Learning Sessions - 4th Period (1:10), 2nd Period (1:50)

Thursday, March 11

  • Even Periods: Group A Remote/Group B In-Person/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • Extended Learning Sessions - 5th Period (1:10), 1st Period (1:50)

  • North Star Students of the Month

Friday, March 12

  • Odd Periods: Group A In-Person/Group B Remote/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:35 PM
  • Extended Learning Sessions - 6th Period (1:10), 8th Period (1:50)
  • End of 3rd Quarter

North News

Seal of Biliteracy

Do you communicate in another language other than English? Are you enrolled in a world language course at SCN? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might want to consider taking the Seal of Biliteracy exam.

Students who meet the state-approved proficiency level in speaking, listening, reading and writing, may receive the Seal of Biliteracy or Commendation distinction on their diploma and transcript. In addition, many colleges and universities accept the State Seal of Biliteracy as equivalent to two years of foreign language coursework taken in high school and may provide college credit.

Please visit the North High School website to find out more information about the test, the associated fee, and registration for the exam. The test will be administered on Saturday, April 10. The deadline to sign up for signing up is Wednesday, April 7.

Sello de alfabetización bilingüe

¿Te comunicas en otro idioma en casa? ¿Estás inscrito en un curso de idioma del mundo en SCN? ¿Te gustaría poner tu dominio de ese idioma a la prueba? Si tu respuesta es Sí, a alguna de estas preguntas, considera tomar el examen de alfabetización bilingüe.

Estudiantes que demuestren comprensión de discurso, comprensión auditiva, lectura y escritura, a un nivel aprobado por el estado podrán recibir el Sello de Alfabetización Bilingüe o un reconocimiento distinguido en su diploma y en su expediente académico. Además, varias universidades y colegios aceptan el Sello de Alfabetización como un equivalente de dos años de un curso de lenguaje extrajero tomado en la preparatoria y pueden proveer crédito universitario.

Visita la página de North High School, para saber más información, cargos asociados, o para registrarte al examen. El examen será administrado el 10 de Abril. El último día para registrarse es el miércoles 7 de abril.

SCN School Store Spring Sale

Attention Shoppers!

SCN School Store is hosting another online Sale! Check out our NEW Spring items and SCN Parent’s shirts. Visit our site: SCN Online School Store.

All proceeds go directly to student scholarships. For each $20 you spend, you receive a chance to win a FREE item valued at $10 or less. The winner will be contacted at the end of the sale.

The sale runs March 5 - 26, with orders ready for pick up the week of April 11. Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer! Support your North Stars!

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Boys Track & Field Service Member Donation Drive

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Tri-M Music Honor Society Music Drive

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting a Music Drive from March 15 through March 25. During this drive, they will be collecting used/old instruments, music equipment, and any old sheet music or accessories for underprivileged kids and schools. All collections will be donated to the charity, Hungry For Music, and they will get these donations to the kids and/or schools. Collections will start at 7:20 AM and end at 3:30 PM Monday - Friday. Donations can be dropped off at the vestibule at North. On Saturday, March 20, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, we will be collecting donations in the back of the school by the music doors. Thank you for supporting the Tri-M Music Honor Society Music Drive!

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Yearbook Information

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Attention North Star Softball Families!

Our softball season is scheduled to begin on April 5, and evaluations will run from April 5 through April 9. Typically we have three levels: JV Black, JV Blue, and Varsity. This is our plan for this season, but it will depend on the number of student-athletes interested in participating.

Before the official start of the season, we hope to hold a few "Contact Days," or open gyms, during March. We are finalizing our schedules for contact days, practices, and games. I hope that I receive these schedules by the end of next week. As soon as I have those dates, I will email all those whose emails we have. On that note, I am asking all families interested in participating this season to register their student-athlete as soon as possible through 8 to 18. This will allow us to include you in all emails in the future and ensure you are receiving all pertinent information.

I will also be posting information on our Google Classroom. Please join our softball Google Classroom by using this code: nut2s37

Additionally, please let any freshman parents who you feel may be interested know about our upcoming season.

You can expect to hear back from me as soon as I have more information for you. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Kristen VandeHei at 630-506-1819 or klmongiovi@aol.com. I look forward to the start of our season!

Coach Poulin

LRC News

National Women's History Month

Did you know that Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week? In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. Since 1995, each president has issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” This month, read a book about how women impacted our world, or visit the National Women’s History Museum website to learn more about women in history.

The Genius Of Women

“[Janice Kaplan] makes surprising discoveries about women geniuses now and throughout history, in fields from music to robotics. Through interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, and dozens of women geniuses at work in the world today--including Nobel Prize winner Frances Arnold and AI expert Fei-Fei Li--she proves that genius isn't just about talent. It's about having that talent recognized, nurtured, and celebrated. "--OCLC. The Genius Of Women

National Women's History Museum

Click on the NWHN link to find biographies, articles, online exhibits, and so much more about how women have always played an active role in history. Explore some of the historical pioneers and contemporary newsmakers that continue to impact the world. “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” - Helen Keller, Activist

Proper Care & Feeding Of Your Chromebook Is Easy!

As far as computers go, Chromebooks are truly low maintenance. However, there are some things you can and must do to keep them happy and healthy, such as clearing out clutter and keeping it primed for optimal productivity. And they don't take long at all to power through! To help you along, we have listed below many links to our Tech Help pages

that can help you successfully manage your device.

This web page contains videos and detailed instructions about charging your Chromebook, updating your browser, and the very critical weekly task of clearing your cache and deleting cookies. There is also a link to a list of very helpful Google Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts to help save time and frustration.

Click on any of the web page titles below to view all D303 Tech help information.

Using Chromebooks in District 303 page also provides links directly to:

D303 Technical Support Resources - to assist Remote students with all Chromebook issues;

D303 Password Portal - where you can quickly change your password;

Chromebook Support - A YouTube site with incredibly helpful videos covering frequent questions.

D303 Instructional Tech for Families is also found on the District 303s web page.

PTO News

PTO Butter Braid Pastry Sale

So much has changed in the last year, but one thing that has stayed the same is the Butter Braid pastry sale.

Now is your chance to take part in our biggest and our most delicious PTO fundraiser of the year. Click below to support your school and enjoy some quality bake-at-home treats!

Butter Braid pastries are hand-braided with a sweet dough containing over 25 layers of light, airy dough, and 100% real butter. This gives the one-and-only Butter Braid pastry its unique and incredible flavor! It's as easy as thaw, rise & bake. Butter Braids are great for breakfast, dessert, or any special occasion.

Order yours at www.scnpto.com/butterbraids

Pick-up will take place on March 25, 2021, from 3-5 PM.

District 303 News

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians,

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through April 2, 2021. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.

All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

Illinois de los 5Esenciales

Estimados Padres y Guardianes,

El Distrito 303 participa en la Encuesta Anual de Illinois de los 5 Esenciales (Illinois 5Essentials Survey) que recolecta las opiniones de nuestros estudiantes, maestros y padres. Su participación en la porción para padres de esta encuesta le dará la oportunidad de compartir lo que piensa con respecto a ciertos elementos importantes de efectividad escolar. Las respuestas nos ayudarán a entender las condiciones de la escuela de su(s) hijo(s) y guiarán nuestros esfuerzos de mejoría. Las respuestas son confidenciales y nunca se conectarán ni usted ni a su(s) hijo(s).

La Encuesta para Padres se encuentra abierta y permanecerá así hasta el 2 de abril del 2021. Para tomar esta encuesta, por favor, visite https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ y seleccione la encuesta apropiada. Como parte de este comunicado, hemos incluido imágenes de la página de inicio con información adicional sobre cómo acceder a la encuesta. En particular, asegúrese de que indique “Kane County” en la sección que indica el condado, aunque su hogar o la escuela de su hijo pertenezca al condado de DuPage. Esto le permitirá seleccionar la escuela de su(s) hijo(s) correctamente.

Se les pide a todos los maestros del Distrito 303, al igual que a estudiantes de 4º a 12º grado, que completen esta encuesta. Los reportes de los 5 Esenciales (5Essentials Reports) se generarán para las escuelas si sus maestros y/o estudiantes cumplen con el umbral de índice de respuesta del 50 por ciento. Los maestros trabajaran con los estudiantes para ayudarles a ingresar y tomar la encuesta de estudiantes.

En nombre de la Junta Educativa del Estado de Illinois, la Encuesta de Illinois de los 5 Esenciales es administrada en línea por UChicago Impact en la Universidad de Chicago. La encuesta recauda información relacionada a cinco indicadores que pueden predecir importantes resultados estudiantiles, incluyendo mejoría en asistencia y mayores ganancias en las calificaciones de los exámenes. Estos cinco indicadores que afectan y predicen el éxito escolar son:

  • Líderes Eficaces

  • Maestros Colaboradores

  • Familias Involucradas

  • Entornos de Apoyo

  • Instrucción Ambiciosa

Valoramos sus comentarios y apreciamos que se tome el tiempo para proporcionarnos su opinión. Para más información sobre la Encuesta de Illinois de los 5 Esenciales, o si tiene cualquier pregunta o preocupación, por favor, contacte al servicio al cliente de los 5 Esenciales al 1-866-440-1874 o 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

District 303 Resources

District 303 Meal Distribution Information

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Información de distribución de comidas del Distrito 303

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